Posts Tagged ‘Carbon emissions’

Carbon emissions drop 25% in coronavirus epidemic Comments 0

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in China has had a surprising outcome – a 25% drop in carbon emissions. The “unprecedented” reduction in emissions volume followed Chinese attempts to contain the virus. Entire cities have been locked down, highways emptied, airplanes grounded, factories shuttered and millions of people confined to their homes. Finland-based climate researcher Lauri Read more

Vatican offsetting Amazon Synod’s carbon emissions Comments 0

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

The Secretary General of the Synod of bishops on the Amazon, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, says the Vatican will offset the Synod’s carbon emissions. The Synod is expected to generate carbon emissions of 572,809kg. The forestry licenses for the reforestation of ​​50 hectares in the Amazon basin will offset the emissions. Baldisseri says air travel accounts Read more

Germany’s electric vehicles emit more Carbon Dioxide than diesel vehicles Comments 0

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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A study by the IFO think tank in Munich found that electric vehicles in Germany emit 11 – 28 percent more carbon dioxide than their diesel counterparts. The study considered the production of batteries as well as the German electricity mix in making this determination. Germany spent thousands of euros on electric car subsidies per Read more

Pope talks oil companies into supporting carbon pricing – right now Comments 0

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Many of the world’s leading oil producers announced their support for carbon pricing schemes following Pope Francis’s plea for a “radical energy transition” during a climate summit at the Vatican on Friday. The Vatican joined oil companies, investors and environmentalists in signing a statement endorsing “carbon pricing” and so-called “climate disclosures” to shareholders. Francis, oil Read more